Loudon Wainwright III & Friends High Wide & Handsome

Friday, September 24, 2010 | 8:00 pm

Reynolds Industries Theater


Born in Spray, NC, Poole was a one-time millhand who cut capers and downed booze while fighting his way to recording fame in the Depression-era South. Since the 1960s, Wainwright’s lived in Poole’s image, a mercurial troubadour with a knowing grin. With a full band behind him, the Chapel Hill native sings old and new songs honoring his double’s profane bravado. On record, Wainwright’s thumping tributes won a Grammy; here they conjure the original NC rambler, a pistol-packing balladeer with a taste for hitmaking, women, and whiskey.

 

Loudon Wainwright & Friends:
Loudon Wainwright III – guitar, banjo, vocals
Chaim Tannenbaum – banjo, harmonica, vocals
David Mansfield – violin, mandolin, dobro, vocals
Rob Moose – violin, madolin, guitar, vocals
Tim Luntzel – double bass
Paul Asaro – piano
Dick Connette – harmonium

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